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authorJohannes Sixt <>2014-11-24 18:29:37 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-11-24 19:34:32 (GMT)
commitbba5fccc03a936982d1ee388f2c957c4d239e504 (patch)
treea5f83e4d0c8a9443af139bf1ba9d79f39201377e /t/
parent7fa1365c54c28b3cd9375539f381b54061a1880d (diff)
t5000 on Windows: do not mistake "sh.exe" as "sh"
In their effort to emulate POSIX as close as possible, the MSYS tools and Cygwin treat the file name "foo.exe" as "foo" when the latter is asked for, but not present, but the former is present. Following this rule, 'cp /bin/sh a/bin' actually copies the file /bin/sh.exe, so that we now have a/bin/sh.exe in the repository. This difference did not matter in the tests in the past because we were only interested in the equality of contents generated in various ways. But recently added tests check file names, in particular, the presence of "a/bin/sh". This test fails on Windows, as we do not have a file by this name, but "a/bin/sh.exe". Use test-genrandom to generate the large binary file in the repository under the expected name. We could change the guilty line to 'cat /bin/sh >a/bin/sh', but it is better for test reproducibility to ensure that the test data is the same across platforms, which test-genrandom can guarantee. Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 7b8babd..a1d902d 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -101,7 +101,7 @@ test_expect_success \
ten=0123456789 && hundred=$ten$ten$ten$ten$ten$ten$ten$ten$ten$ten &&
echo long filename >a/four$hundred &&
mkdir a/bin &&
- cp /bin/sh a/bin &&
+ test-genrandom "frotz" 500000 >a/bin/sh &&
printf "A\$Format:%s\$O" "$SUBSTFORMAT" >a/substfile1 &&
printf "A not substituted O" >a/substfile2 &&
if test_have_prereq SYMLINKS; then